Everyone is in an uproar over the upcoming election. Rhetoric abounds about this party or that, this policy or that. Facebook is awash with rants exhorting people to vote for this person, to NOT vote for that party and all is noise.
Understandable. After Brexit people have finally realised that their vote does actually matter. All those (myself included) that were apathetic about voting, that couldn't see what difference it made, have had a huge wake up call. VOTING MATTERS!
That said, amidst all the hype, all the shouting, all the campaigning let's try not to lose sight of what is happening here and now. Attacks on the homeless in Brighton and Hove are on the rise. Attacks on LGBT people are on the rise. It seems we are in a downward spiral that started with Brexit but who knows where it will end.
So what can we do? It all seems pretty dire just now. But if we stand together against hatred, against fear and against violence I believe we will halt this spiral and turn things around. To make this happen, weneed to start somewhere. We need to change the atmosphere here in Brighton and Hove, then that will spread further afield and eventually to other shores.
This all starts with us, each and everyone of us. Each time we stand up to bullying, each time we challenge hate speak, each time we stand alongside those others push to the fringes, we fight against the spiral and pull those around us upstream with us.
So yes, voting is important, but even more important is the ongoing fight against hatred in all it's forms. That is one fight we cannot even think of losing.
25-05-2017 - Pastor Andrew Ramage available at The Alcampo Lounge, London Road from 2pm-6pm for conversation, pastoral support and advice. Followed by Bible cafe at 7pm.
26-05-2017 - Lunch Positive at Dorset Gardens, 10am for prep and 1300 for clear up.
28-05-2017 - No worship service today.
31-05-2017 - The Hub, 0900-1300 at Park Crescent.
01-06-2017 - Pastor Andrew Ramage available at The Alcampo Lounge, London Road from 2pm-6pm for conversation, pastoral support and advice. Followed by Bible cafe at 7pm.
02-06-2017 - Lunch Positive at Dorset Gardens, 10am for prep and 1300 for clear up.
04-06-2017 - Worship service, 6pm at Brighthelm Centre.
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Thursday 2-9 pm
The Alcampo Lounge
Sunday 5:45 - 730pm
The Brighthelm Centre
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